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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 PM MDT SAT APR 19 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        33          34               35
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  38    41        43          42
BOZEMAN 12SE                    33          33               34
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          32               34
COOKE CITY NR         31        31          32                M
CONRAD SCAN     54    47        49          39               39
FISHTAIL                   42    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     53    48        46          43
HAVRE SCAN      57    50        44          41               39
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                42        42
JORDAN SCAN     55    52        46          42                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               33
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        33          33               35
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    52    50        42          40               38
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          34                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        33          34               34
MIZPAH 12NE            3        39
MOCCASIN SCAN   55    48        42          41               41
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          33               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               33
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      54              38
SIDNEY 8SW      54              44
SIDNEY SCAN     44    41        36          34                M
THREE FKS SCAN  64    57        47          45               42
TIBER DAM SCAN  63    51        47          42               40
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        97          34               36
WEST YELLOWST S       32        32          33               34
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               33
WINNETT NR                      58   51
ZORTMAN                         55   49

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   86                      53
ALZADA DOT      99                      49
ARROW CREEK     90                      52
AVON NORTH      82                      82
BEARSMOUTH DOT  81                      53
BEAVER HILL     76                      46
BIG HOLE PASS   78                      77
BOULDER PASS    81
BOWMANS CORNER  78                      50
BOZEMAN PASS    74                      49
BULL MOUNTAIN   85                      53
COMERSTOWN      70                      41
COW CREEK       77                      43
CRYSTAL CREEK   64                      48
DEARBORN        80                      51
DENTON DOT      85                      47
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  78                      52
EKALAKA DOT     76                      46
ESSEX DOT       61                      46
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    84                      52
GEORGETOWN LAK  78                      41
GOVERNMENT HIL  83                      50
GREENOUGH HILL  77                      50
HAYS DOT        83                      38
HELMVILLE DOT   83                      47
HILLSIDE DOT    75                      48
HYSHAM HILLS    88                      51
INGOMAR DOT     81                      48
JUDITH GAP      76                      49
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       89                      54
LEWISTOWN DVD   74                      39
LINDSAY DIVIDE   M                       M
LOMA DOT        88                      48
LUFBOROUGH      83                      46
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   72                      42
MONARCH CANYON  75                      44
MONIDA PASS     75                      44
NINEMILE DOT    93                      41
NORRIS HILL     81                      73
PENDROY DOT     79                      42
RAYNOLDS PASS   78                      52
REDSTONE HILL   65                      39
REEDPOINT DOT   89                      50
ROGERS PASS     77                      54
ROSCOE HILL     79                      50
SACO DOT        84                      33
SIEBEN DOT      83
SIOUX PASS      74                      57
SWAN LAKE       66                      49
SWEENEY CREEK   89                      55
SWEET GRASS      M                       M
TROUT CREEK     78                      52
TWO MEDICINE    69                      40
US2 STATELINE   71                      40
YAAK HILL       77                      53
YELLOWSTONE B   84                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                0     0
GREAT FALLS            0     0

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           18       30           7                17
BOZEMAN 12SE                   21          45                48
CAMERON 15SW          18       38          38                41
CONRAD SCAN     33    34       31          34                35
COOKE CITY NR          7        0           2                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               35
HAVRE SCAN      24    28       35          31                25
JORDAN SCAN     22    30       28          19                16
LAKEVIEW NEAR         20       19          26                21
LAKEVIEW 18NW         30       19          33                12
LINCOLN 11SE          24       19          17                 9
LINDSAY SCAN    17    16       16          12                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          34
MANY GLACIER                   13
MAXVILLE NR           16       10           0                17
MOCCASIN SCAN   22    28       31          20                10
MOUNT LOCKHART        38       36          33
NEIHART 12SE          31       31          29                32
SIDNEY SCAN     26    28       30          24                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  13    20       37          30                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  23    30       34           7                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         M        M           M                 M
WEST YELLOW S         23       27          27                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       3        6          10                23

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                    23            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 21           23     21          29
MIZPAH 12NE           11                        41
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                        67     51
ZORTMAN                           27     56
FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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